A paedophile from Doddinghurst in Essex has been jailed for life for raping and abusing young boys.
David Hough assaulted three boys between 1996 and 2010 while he was living in the area, but the offences only came to light after police in the north of England carried out a search of his address in Derwent Road, Scunthorpe.
There they found images and videos of the abuse and he was charged with more than 20 offences, including multiple counts of rape, making and distributing indecent images and possession of extreme poronography. The offences were carried out in North Lincolnshire in 2019 and Essex between 2007 and 2008.
He had denied one count of rape and indecent assault but on the first day of his trial at Grimsby Crown Court on Monday 17 February he pleaded guilty and was jailed for life with a minimum of 10 years.
Investigating officer PC Christopher Longhurst, from the West Child Abuse Investigation Team believes there may be other victims from the Doddinghurst area, and police are now urging them to come forward.